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Grad transfer Brison Gresham transfers to Texas Southern

POSTED: July 14, 2021 -- 4:47 p.m. CT

Johnny Jones, Texas Southern University men's basketball head coach, announced that former University of Houston big man Brison Gresham will join the Tigers' men's basketball program for the 2021-22 season.

"We're excited about the addition of Brison to our program," said Jones. "He's going to bring a much-needed presence to our team in the paint on both ends of the court. He has the athletic ability to guard on the perimeter and his ability to block shots on the inside and rebound will be something we'll certainty welcome. This will really help to create an opportunity for us to address the concern we had last year with the lack of depth inside. This certainly will answer those questions."

Brison graduated from the University of Houston in May. He's utilizing the extra year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCAA offered student-athletes to continue his collegiate education and basketball career.

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Gresham, 6'8", 230, started 19 games at UH in 2020-21 while seeing action in 31 games as UH advanced to the Final Four for the first time since 1984. Gresham also adds an additional veteran with postseason experience with an appearance in the 2019 NCAA Sweet 16 round against Kentucky.

Gresham has 76 career blocks as he started his career at UMass before transferring to UH. This past season, Gresham led UH and ranked third in the American Athletic Conference with 46 blocks (1.5 per game). Gresham had 17 games with two or more blocks including four at SMU. In 2019-20, Gresham had a career-high six blocks against UTEP along with five at Wichita State. He also blocked five shots against Oregon in 2018. As a freshman at UMass, Gresham blocked 28 shots.

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